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Radiance Tea House and Books
Posted by Chris H. on 01/25/2013
This place is like a tranquil grove. It's like you're transported to another world upon entering. Everything here is great - the food, the specialty tea, the coffee. Even if you don't like tea, they have all kinds of neat sweet tea drinks and even coffee and tea fusions that are really unique and tasty. There are lot of great books as well. Highly recommended!
Posted by teabet on 05/21/2012
My sore throat went away after the recommended tea! The new chef menu for dinner is great. Try sea bass and kabocha squash, so yummy and healthy.
Posted by Anon on 12/02/2010
Radiance is a really relaxed spot to enjoy some light food and some awesome Asian tea. Beware though, a pot of tea can get pretty expensive-especially if you're getting a traditional tea that depends more highly on the leave quality than the blending of other ingredients (spices, milk, etc.)
Posted by anonymous on 07/26/2010
We had a reservation for a tea tasting here last weekend, and guess what? When we got there the place was closed! There was a note on the door saying they had to close for the weekend! Meanwhile, I spent $15.00+ on the LIRR, and $8.00 on a cab just to get there! (Not to mention it was 100 degrees out!) This was particularly annoying because they took our phone number when we made the reservation!. How about a phone call, guys! I would never go here again!
Posted by ss on 04/09/2010
This Chinese teahouse is a good place to have a cup of tea, but the food is no good. They have no idea how to cook soup dumplings. The dumpling skin was way too thick and you are not supposed to put green onion in the stuff. When chinese put greeen onion in a meat stuff, it only means the meat is no good and it needs green onion to cover it. The dumpling actually tasted like microwave frozen food. Unagi and Shirm Avocado Rice also tasted like microwave food. The Rice balls are just jokes. Chinese don't make rice balls and any Japanese supermarkets can provide much better rice balls than those. They made some twistes on their food, but it only can trick people who don't know good Chinese or Japanese food. The environment and service was good, however.
Posted by Lucia on 01/17/2010
This was our first visit to Radiance, and, even if we don't find ourselves in this part of town in the near future, it'll be on my list to eat here again. The restaurant is a calming oasis with appropriate but unobtrusive music and warmly efficient and helpful waitstaff who took time in answering questions about the food, the teas, and even the artwork that is on display for sale. The 3 of us were very pleased with our excellent dinner choices: 3 house salads with a bowl of edameme; 1 order each of the soupy pork buns (8 pcs) and pork dumplings (8 pcs), 2 orders of the glazed salmon rice bowl; 1 order of shrimp with avocado rice bowl, and 2 desserts. All this came to just under $100, tax & tip included. It was a lovely ending to an afternoon at the theater, and I personally hated to leave to get back to my UWS apartment.
Posted by soupyporkbun on 11/13/2009
Best dumplings in midtown by far. 10 dumplings, a salad and some edamame for $10? Yup, and its good too. Teh restaurant is calmining, they have some great teas. It does take a long time because its all prepared from scratch so if youre in a rush, call ahead.